John Roberts

US to appeal judge's order barring asylum restrictions

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday said it would appeal a judge's order barring it from enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, after the president's attack on the judge prompted an extraordinary rebuke from the nation's chief justice.

The Justice Department filed a notice Tuesday saying it will appeal the order to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It also asked the judge to stay his order pending the appeal.

Trump criticized the 9th Circuit last week as biased and dismissed the judge who ruled against him — an appointee of Trump's predecessor — as an "Obama judge."

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